EnBW and Equinor team up on German offshore wind


Germany – Together, Norwegian Equinor and German EnBW have showed interest in developing offshore wind.

The alliance is anticipated to make a substantial contribution to a clean energy future in Europe and Germany. In order to meet a goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind power capacity by 2030, Germany has developed new development plans for offshore wind turbine sites. The plans represent a major expansion of the 8 GW capacity that is already available.

Since offshore wind has been deemed to be in the best interests of the general public, efforts to link it up with onshore electrical networks have accelerated.

Working together

“In a tough international field, we are delighted to be working together with a strong partner like Equinor and combining the individual strengths of the two companies to develop German offshore wind”, said Michael Class, Head of Portfolio Development Renewablesat EnBW.

Jens Økland, Senior Vice President for Business Development Renewables in Equinor, said: “Equinor has a long energy history in Germany and views the upcoming offshore wind opportunities with great interest. We are excited about teaming up with EnBW. Together we combine excellent capability in delivering renewables projects specifically in Germany with international offshore experience, all needed to provide sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy.”

Photo: George Tweed / Equinor